India vs South Africa 3nd ODI Highlights – Feb 7, 2018

Ind v Sa highlights today – Third one day international from Newlands, Cape Town (South Africa) Wednesday 7th February 2018. India lost first two matches of their tour and lost the test series by 2-1, but their victory in the last and third test given them the lot of confidence which helped them in ODI format and India won first two ODI’s. Now the home team South Africa is under pressure because if they want to win this ODI series then they must fight back with winning next four matches which looks so hard because of their previous two matches performance. The captain of the Indian cricket team V Kohli scored 158 runs in two matches, the captain of the Sout African cricket team F du Plessis scored 120 runs, S Dhawan 86 and AM Rahane 79. YS Chahal took seven wickets in two matches, Kuldeep Yadav took six, AL Phehlukwayo took two and JJ Bumrah took also two wickets so far.

South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl first.

Aiden Markram: We understand India do chase well. There may be some assistance up first. Klaasen and Lungi Ngidi make their debut. No Morne Morkel. Andile is back for Shamsi. We spent our time on mental preparation” Virat Kohli: “We wanted to bat first anyway. We thought it would do more under lights. We want their batting to chase a score, knowing their middle is not too solid. It’ll only get drier during the day. Same XI”

India team/playing XI
1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Ajinkya Rahane, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jadav, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.

South Africa team/playing XI
1 Hashim Amla 2 Aiden Markram (capt) 3 JP Duminy, 4 Heinrich Klaasen (wk), 5 David Miller 6 Khaya Zondo, 7 Chris Morris 8 Andile Phehlukwayo 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Lungi Ngidi 11 Imran Tahir.

Match Timings: 13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45

Newlands produced the most agreeable pitch of the Test series, at least as far as the South Africans are concerned. The hosts will be looking forward to getting back to a happy hunting ground. Rabada mentioned the possibility of some nip for the seamers, but history regards this as a batsman’s venue. The average first-innings score in the last six ODIs is 311. Wednesday is predicted to be a hot day with temperatures reaching 30C in the afternoon. India didn’t make any changes from Durban to Centurion after concluding that there was no need to mess with a winning combination. They’re still winning, so it’s likely they will be unchanged.

In Quinton de Kock’s absence, Heinrich Klaasen will debut at Newlands but South Africa also need a replacement opener. Aiden Markram, who in his third match was given the responsibility of captaining, will play his second match as captain and will partner Amla at the top. JP Duminy will have to move into the No. 3 spot, with Klaasen slotting in lower down, but then South Africa have to decide whether they’d prefer an extra batsman in Farhaan Behardien or an extra bowler in Andile Phehlukwayo. The second specialist spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi, is likely to be left out.

India tour of South Africa 3rd ODI (D/N) Highlights

Umpires – Aleem Dar, Bongani Jele
TV Umpires – Ian Gould
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Shaun George
Match number – ODI no. 3971